Red-shouldered Hawk - click to enlarge

Red-shouldered Hawk Saved The Day

This Hawk salvaged my day. A couple days ago I went to a local swamp, with only my walk around lens. And the day was pretty dark. In general not a good situation for a shoot.

Red-shouldered Hawk - click to enlarge
Red-shouldered Hawk – click to enlarge

I wanted to go light so the lens I took out was right for weight, bad for a dark day.

However, this Red-shouldered Hawk gave me a chance for a decent, if not great, image.

Red-shouldered Hawk - click to enlarge
Red-shouldered Hawk – click to enlarge

 

4 thoughts on “Red-shouldered Hawk Saved The Day”

  1. Nice shots. For the sake of my curiosity, what focal length is your “walk around lens?” I have found that fellow photographers have widely differing ideas about how big and heavy a lens they are willing to carry around with them.

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    1. My current walk around is a Tamron 18-400. Huge range, however… needs light, slow focus, in general a big trade off for weight. I am not a fan of Tamron and this is the only one I own now.

      Usually I carry a Sigma 150-600. Very heavy but instant focus, good clarity, the best we have had. Ellen uses the Canon 100-400 pro and we may get another.

      Weight is an issue always given a) we are out in the boonies, b) I have a 70 year old back. šŸ˜‰

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    2. Thanks for the quick response, Ted. I am a pretty big fan of Tamron and in the summer usually have my Tamron 180mm macro lens on my camera and in the winter often have my Tamron 150-600mm. There are definite compromises with the lenses, mostly the ones you have noted, but I know them well enough to be able to work through the limitations. I don’t think too much about weight, but I have “only” a 64 year old back. šŸ™‚

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